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Houston Independent School District, 2016
There are approximately 65,000 students in the Houston Independent School District (HISD) labeled as "English language learners" (ELLs). Many of these students have the additional obstacle of being recent immigrants who have been in the United States for three years or less. In recent years, the number of immigrant ELLs in the district…
Descriptors: Immigrants, English Language Learners, Program Evaluation, Second Language Instruction
Houston Independent School District, 2016
Houston Independent School District (HISD) prides itself on being a global district in a global city, and the district works tirelessly to ensure that it's students graduate ready for the world. With the help of community and business partners, as well as leaders from Houston's largest industries and institutes of higher education, HISD has…
Descriptors: School Districts, Student Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Recruitment
Houston Independent School District, 2015
No other city in the nation more clearly exemplifies the dramatically changing social, political, and economic landscape of America's urban centers than Houston. Houston has transformed from a bi-racial southern city on the bayou to one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse communities in the nation. Houston Independent School District…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Public Education, Educational Quality, Global Education
Houston Independent School District, 2015
The Houston Independent School District (HISD) currently offers three bilingual programs and two English as a Second Language (ESL) programs for English language learners (ELLs). These programs are intended to facilitate ELLs' integration into the regular school curriculum and to ensure access to equal educational opportunities. This evaluation…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Bilingual Education, English (Second Language), English Language Learners
Houston Independent School District, 2015
The Houston Independent School District's (HISD) goal is to produce capable, confident young adults who are poised to excel in whatever they do. Whether they emerge from high school with dreams of pursuing higher education or choose to enter the workforce immediately, HISD wants its graduates to be ready to succeed. One way they assess their…
Descriptors: School Districts, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, High Schools
Houston Independent School District, 2015
HISD truly is a global district in a global city. What happens here is a reflection of the innovation, optimism, and entrepreneurial spirit that puts Houston on the global map. That's why we place such a huge emphasis on ensuring all students are Global Graduates. With signature programs and schools with unprecedented connections to corporations…
Descriptors: School Districts, Education Work Relationship, Career Development, College Readiness
Houston Independent School District, 2014
The Houston Independent School District (HISD) currently offers three bilingual programs and two English as a Second Language (ESL) programs for English language learners (ELLs). These programs are intended to facilitate ELLs' integration into the regular school curriculum and to ensure access to equal educational opportunities. This evaluation…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, English (Second Language)
Houston Independent School District, 2013
This report provides standard facts and figures about the Houston Independent School District's (HISD) finances, student populations, achievements, and more. HISD has humanized that data, as well, with vignettes and profiles that typify the remarkable programs and individuals in the district. One of the three drivers to achieve the vision of…
Descriptors: School Districts, Annual Reports, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Finance
Houston Independent School District, 2013
The Apollo 20 project was launched during the 2010-2011 school year to accelerate Houston Independent School District's (HISD's) efforts to improve student performance in every school and close the achievement gap districtwide. This partnership with EdLabs at Harvard University incorporates best practices from successful public and charter schools…
Descriptors: School Districts, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap, Partnerships in Education